Originally released in France as Engrenages, the hard hitting Parisian cop thriller Spiral became a blockbuster sensation across all of Europe and Australia, winning awards and commendations from TV France, the Royal Television Society in the UK, and from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the US. Fans around the world embraced it's compelling story and naturalistic style, which even spawned a popular video game. Intentionally monochromatic photography, starkly filmed decomposing corpses, autopsies and intense interrogations set the tone for this gritty, realistic cop show. It's a police thriller that reveals society's ever changing codes of law: A dark series with constant and increasing tension. Season 1 begins with beautiful young woman found dead at the public dump, her face beaten to a pulp by her killer. Leading the investigation, Pierre Clement, young recently-named public prosecutor, teams up with Police Captain Laure Berthaud and examining magistrate Judge Roban. They try to solve the horrendous crime before them: A muddy affair, combining prostitution, drugs, business and politics. As Clement, Berthaud and Roban work together to see justice done, each with his own methods and beliefs, and each dealing with his own personal demons, the situation become inextricable. Their relationships are complicated, as only the closest of friends and enemies can be. Three equally important lead characters, three different lives, three visions of justice.